Lessons From The Book Atomic Habits

Why do people do what they do? How can people themselves to achieve their health & fitness goals more seamlessly? Atomic Habits is a step-by-step system for creating good habits and breaking bad habits. The purpose is to help you achieve remarkable results more efficiently and methodically.

While this covers a lot of information. here are some valuable lessons :

I. Focus on the process, not the product

Goals:
– Set direction
– Restricts happiness
– Momentary change

Systems:
– Long term change
– Keep you motivated
– Best for making progress

Winners and losers have the same goals. It is the process that separates one from the other.

II. Change your identity, change your habit – You believe what you tell others

When you say:
– I am healthy
– I am a leader
– I am successful.
– I am an inventor.
– I am a pre-millionaire.

Your change your mindset. When you change your mindset, you change your life.

III. Progress requires unlearning – To improve, constantly edit and upgrade your knowledge.

How to unlearn:
– Travel.
– Be open.
– Meet new people.
– Stop procrastinating
– Get out of your comfort zone.

IV. Time magnifies the margin between success and failure – Good habits take time to form.

How to create better habits:
– Make it easy.
– Make it obvious.
– Make it fulfilling.
– Make it attractive.

The most powerful outcomes are delayed.

V. Overnight success takes years

Success takes:
– Efforts
– Focus
– Failures
– Passion
– Discipline
– Consistency

Your habits today build your future tomorrow.

VI. Design your environment for success

To be successful, create a world where:
– You thrive
– You eat healthier
– You push yourself
– You exercise more
– You minimise distractions

You are a product of your environment.

VII. Knowledge Compounds – Investing in your knowledge offers the highest return on investment

How to compound your knowledge:
– Read quality books
– Take good courses
– Find skilled mentors

Knowledge build like compound interests.

The book is like a reference on habit changing. You learn in depth how the 4-step model works and some of the insights and lessons that can be drawn from it.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Happy Maurya says:

    I too have read this book, and I even have subscribed to James clear notifications.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      It’s a great book. Atomic Habits is a great book if you are looking for something prescriptive which will lay out a bunch of do’s and dont’s for creating new habits and breaking old ones. It is full of directly actionable advice.

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  2. Terri Lynn says:

    Excellent, I’m in process of reading this book currently. Next up is, The Subtle Art of not giving a Fuck.

    Love to all, Terri Lynn

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Awesome book choices, Terry. Happy reading

      Like

  3. iamvhardik says:

    This book is on my reading list. I am clearing my backlog on the booklist that accumulated over the last couple of years.

    Liked by 1 person

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